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June 14, 2001 6:14 AM   Subscribe

You know it's true/I'm happy to be stuck with you - high school students vie for a $2500 scholarship by attending their proms dressed in outfits made from duct tape. Interesting idea, although I question the No purchase Necessary clause in the rules, and I'm pretty sure that they made more that $2500 from all the Duck brand duct tape sold to make the outfits.
posted by plinth (7 comments total)
These are definitely the strangest people I've ever seen. Since when did top hats and kilts make a comeback? Examples: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
posted by timothompson at 7:47 AM on June 14, 2001

King and Queen?

I think the contest is a great idea -- really creative!
posted by amanda at 9:31 AM on June 14, 2001

Wow, I wish I'd done this at my prom. Next time an event calls for formal attire, I'm on it.
posted by jennyb at 9:44 AM on June 14, 2001

Hey. Duck tape sponsor my favourite rugby team Saracens. They do wierd marketing stuf liek this also. Although when they give away a free creme egg to every spectator at easter it's always much more appreciated. A fine brand of sealing (and fastening) products!
posted by nedrichards at 10:38 AM on June 14, 2001

This couple are from my hometown high school in Indiana. The guy is a friend of my brother's. I guess they made quite the splash at the dance, and they were on all the local newspapers. I had no clue that so many other people would enter though. (Interesting note: you seem to be able to vote as many times as you'd like...)
posted by web-goddess at 10:49 AM on June 14, 2001

I think that the kilts and other plaid examples (like this purple plaid duo) show a helluva lot more ingenuity and genuine thought than the outfits which are clearly just last year's dress with tape stuck all over it. But what shocked me was the relatively limited use of fringe, which I thought would be all over the place.

I'd love it if the sponsors did a thing with major fashion designers as a charity fundraiser, or a contest for the general public to design something for a prize. I think people could come up with some really great stuff.
posted by Dreama at 11:07 AM on June 14, 2001

What, timothompson, you haven't heard of Utilikilts? I've seen more than a few guys wandering around Seattle in them... everyone seems to think they're cool, too.

posted by Mars Saxman at 3:09 PM on June 14, 2001

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